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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Adobe Patches 18 Vulnerabilities in Flash


Adobe pushed out security updates for Flash Player this afternoon, addressing 18 different vulnerabilities, all critical, that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system running the multimedia platform according to a security bulletin posted today.

The Patch Tuesday updates, available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux machines, remedy vulnerabilities in several builds of Flash Player and AIR, Adobe’s run-time system.
The lion’s share of the vulnerabilities – 15 of the 18 – a use-after-free, double free, memory corruption, type confusion and buffer overflow vulnerability, could lead to code execution if left unpatched. Other vulnerabilities patched include issues that could trigger session tokens to be disclosed, and cause privilege escalation.
Researchers with Google Project Zero, the Chromium Rewards Project, Microsoft, and several other firms dug up the vulnerabilities.
Adobe is urging users running older versions of Flash Player (15.0.0.189 and earlier, 13.0.0.250 and earlier 13.x versions, 11.2.202.411 and earlier for Linux) and older versions of AIR (15.0.0.293 and earlier, SDK 15.0.0.302 and earlier, SDK & Compiler 15.0.0.302 and earlier, 15.0.0.293 and earlier for Android) to update as soon as possible.
In October, one week after Adobe pushed its last handful of patches for Flash, attackers began bundling one of the fixed vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-0569) into the Fiesta exploit kit. Independent malware researcher Kafeine wrote at the time that it was a “really fast integration” into an exploit kit and that whoever coded it must have reversed the patch in two days. It remains to be seen whether any of the 18 vulnerabilities that were fixed today are either currently being exploited in the wild or if they’ll eventually be incorporated into a future exploit kit.
- See more at: http://threatpost.com/adobe-patches-18-vulnerabilities-in-flash/109300#sthash.YgMJDDtV.dpuf

The lion’s share of the vulnerabilities – 15 of the 18 – a use-after-free, double free, memory corruption, type confusion and buffer overflow vulnerability, could lead to code execution if left unpatched. Other vulnerabilities patched include issues that could trigger session tokens to be disclosed, and cause privilege escalation.

Researchers with Google Project Zero, the Chromium Rewards Project, Microsoft, and several other firms dug up the vulnerabilities.

Adobe is urging users running older versions of Flash Player (15.0.0.189 and earlier, 13.0.0.250 and earlier 13.x versions, 11.2.202.411 and earlier for Linux) and older versions of AIR (15.0.0.293 and earlier, SDK 15.0.0.302 and earlier, SDK & Compiler 15.0.0.302 and earlier, 15.0.0.293 and earlier for Android) to update as soon as possible.

In October, one week after Adobe pushed its last handful of patches for Flash, attackers began bundling one of the fixed vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-0569) into the Fiesta exploit kit. Independent malware researcher Kafeine wrote at the time that it was a “really fast integration” into an exploit kit and that whoever coded it must have reversed the patch in two days. It remains to be seen whether any of the 18 vulnerabilities that were fixed today are either currently being exploited in the wild or if they’ll eventually be incorporated into a future exploit kit.

Adobe pushed out security updates for Flash Player this afternoon, addressing 18 different vulnerabilities, all critical, that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system running the multimedia platform according to a security bulletin posted today. - See more at: http://threatpost.com/adobe-patches-18-vulnerabilities-in-flash/109300#sthash.YgMJDDtV.dpuf

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